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The Legends LPGA Championship at French Lick Resort, Sept. 23-29

Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort

Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Kevin Frisch
On behalf of French Lick Resort
http://www.frenchlick.com/

French Lick Resort in southern Indiana anxiously awaits the arrival of the LPGA Legends who will compete for a $550,000 purse there, Sept. 23-29, 2013.

Many of the greatest names in the history of women’s golf, including several LPGA Hall of Fame members, are slated to play at the inaugural The Legends Championship next year in French Lick, Indiana. The field of up to 70 former LPGA Tour stars will vie for the largest purse in tour history. In addition to Laura Davies, 81-time LPGA winner, the field will feature ten Hall of Famers and seven Solheim Cup Captains, including Nancy Lopez.

“The LPGA Legends are thrilled to bring a marquee event next year to French Lick Resort and the fact that this will be our largest purse to date is a testament to our growing popularity among golfers,” said Jane Blalock, CEO of The Legends Tour and 27-time winner on the LPGA Tour.

“Having a player like Laura Davies, who still hits the ball as long as ever and plays at a very high level, along with so many of our other popular players who still showcase great golf, including the great Joanne Carner, who almost shot her age at Innisbrook, is very exciting and gratifying for our Tour.”

The 2013 event, a week long celebration of women’s golf benefiting the American Heart Association, will be held September 23-29, and feature a variety of events and activities including two days of professional competition, a Pro-Am Sponsor event, Alice Dye Women’s Invitational, and other community outreach programs.

The history of women’s golf at French Lick dates back to 1957 where Louise Suggs captured the French Lick Women’s Open on the historic Donald Ross course. A few years later the LPGA Championship was also brought to the historic site. In 1959 Betsy Rawls won the LPGA major followed by the legendary Mickey Wright winning the title in 1960 also held on the Ross course. In 2013, the history will continue not only with the elite and historic competition, but also with creation of a new LPGA Legends Hall of Fame.

For more information, visit http://frenchlick.com/, or call 812-936-9300.

About The Legends Tour

The Legends Tour is the Official Legends Tour of the LPGA. The tour began in 2000 by LPGA professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour has over 120 members, including 11 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have a combined 650 LPGA Tour victories, including 65 major championships. In its 12 seasons, The Legends Tour has helped donate more than $12 million to charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.

Editor’s Acknowledgment: Fusion Media Strategies.

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